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Former Winter Bee-House at Pike Barns, Littleborough

Description: Former Winter Bee-House at Pike Barns

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 213375

OS Grid Reference: SD9478317029
OS Grid Coordinates: 394783, 417029
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6497, -2.0804

Location: Lightowlers Lane, Rochdale OL15 0LN

Locality: Littleborough
County: Rochdale
Country: England
Postcode: OL15 0LN

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Listing Text

(west side)

1/40 Former winter
bee-house at
- Pike Barns

- II
Winter bee house. Early C18 (adjacent barn dated 1730).
Hammer-dressed stone with graduated stone slate roof. One
room which is approached by a flight of stone steps and is
raised above an undercroft. Door with chamfered surround
with small hatch to right and a casement window (a later
insertion). Quoins. Chamfered surround to undercroft door in
left return. Kneelers. The rear has 2 doors with chamfered
surrounds and two 2-light windows with chamfered mullions
(one mullion missing) on the upper floor. The internal wall
of the upper storey contains two tiers of bee boles (square
recesses where skeps were protected from the vagaries of the
winter climate). The bee house is one of only a handful
that have been recognised in the whole of Great Britain.

Listing NGR: SD9478317029

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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